STEWART, Frank 1863-1929
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Date: 5/4/2015 at 20:29:50
Former Grundy Co. Supervisor Dies at Hospital
Frank Stewart Passed Away Thursday Morning After Year's Illness
Had Been Resident Of County Sixty Years
Was a Man of Wide Acquaintance and of High Standing in His Community
Frank Stewart, of Felix township, died at the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown last Thursday forenoon. He had not been in good health for a number of years. He had been troubled with ulcers of the stomach. He was taken quite seriously ill while on a visit with relatives in Illinois a year ago and submitted to an operation for the cure of the ulcerous condition. For a time it seemed as if the operation had brought a permanent cure. During the past two months the old trouble returned and this with a weak heart condition was the cause of his death. He was at the hospital only a few days before the end came.
Mr. Stewart was known by everyone in the southwest portion of Grundy county and by many more the county over. It is the home folks who knew him best who will miss him the most. He came to southwest Grundy when he was a boy of five, grew up there and lived there continually. He not only grew up in the community but he helped to develop it. He was with every project for community betterment and many times was the leader, he was willing to lead when called and glad to follow where he was needed. He was a good neighbor because he was fair and willing to do as much for others as he expected of them.
During the six years that Mr. Stewart served as a member of the board of supervisors of the county he proved his worth as a public official and as an executive officer during two of the six years that he served as the board's chairman. While serving the public he was responsive to public needs and very patient in listening to their appeals. His judgment was good and his sense of fairness was beyond doubt or suspicion. He wouldn't and couldn't knowingly hand anyone a crooked deal. He helped to promote the new consolidated school at Conrad and served as president of the board of education since the new district was organized.
The Conrad community particularly and the county generally feel that another of our most valued citizens has been taken from us.
Funeral services were held at the home at 2:30 Saturday afternoon. The services were conducted by the pastor of the Presbyterian church at Conrad. The Conrad Masonic lodge of which Mr. Stewart was a charter member had charge of the services at the grave. Burial was in the Conrad cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 August 1929, pg 1
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